Karrimor makes early move for YHA outlets

Outdoor equipment business Karrimor has bought 15 YHA Adventure Shops outlets from administrators.

Karrimor picked up the shops within 12 hours of administrator Grant Thornton being called in. The stores include outlets at Deansgate in Manchester and Covent Garden in London. Karrimor has also bought the rights to the YHA Adventure Shops name.

A review of the business is under way but the fascia will stay. Karrimor brand director Neil Bradley said: 'It's still early days but our intention is to trade it as a retail chain separate from the Karrimor business.'